Infrastructure Malta is to construct another two flyovers, each of 175 metres, in the busiest part of Imsida in order to eliminate the need for traffic lights.
The project will facilitate traffic movement to and from Marina Street, Imsida Valley Road and Mikiel Anton Vassalli Street.
Addressing the media, Infrastructure and Capital Projects Minister Ian Borg, explained that this project will facilitate traffic flow in an area through which about 4,500 vehicles pass every hour, and will help in the regeneration of Imsida. Dr Borg added that the project will substantially reduce waiting time as a result of traffic, and pollution will also decrease. Minister Borg further stated that the risk of accidents will also be reduced, as road safety will be enhanced.
Dr Borg stated that 100 parking spaces will be developed, and there will be an open space close to the Workers’ Monument, whilst connections in the area will be improved and two pedestrian bridges will replace the pelican crossings. This in order to provide more safety.
The Minister added that discussions are under way, including with the Council, to finalise the plans, leading to an application to the Planning Authority for permits in the coming weeks.